Will Kris Humphries act as his own lawyer when he goes head to head with ex Kim Kardashian in divorce court?
An initial report from TMZ early Friday morning alleged that Humphries had filed the necessary legal documents to represent himself in the divorce case.
The reason? Humphries had originally wanted his Minnesota business attorney Lee Hutton to represent him, but in order to proceed with the case, Hutton needed assistance from local counsel -- a requirement for out-of-state lawyers mandated by California law. When the L.A. lawyer hired to sponsor Hutton backed out of the case, Humphries decided to go at it alone, according to TMZ.
But according to unnamed sources reportedly close to Humphries, it's simply not true. A source later told TMZ that the basketball player had no intention of representing himself and that his Minnesota attorney would be looking for another sponsor. Rumor Fix also reported that Humphries would not represent himself, and an unnamed source told the site that Humphries is “taking this [divorce] very seriously."
It seems that Karadashian is, too. The reality star -- who filed to divorce Humphries in October 2011, just 72 days after her estimated $10 million wedding -- retained celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who in the past has represented Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, and Kiefer Sutherland, among others, in their divorce cases.
Below, five other celebrity divorce lawyers who could give Wasser a run for her money in court:
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